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Evans Torque Drum Key  

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Preset the Evans torque drum key's handle to release at a specified tension ensuring even tuning at each lug. The drum key's ergonomic grip and knurl...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Torque the toms, stick it to the snare, and beat on - rattle-free.

      Preset the Evans torque drum key's handle to release at a specified tension ensuring even tuning at each lug. The drum key's ergonomic grip and knurled knob offer maximum comfort and fast spinning. A slip-resistant magnetized head holds the key in place without rattling for fast adjustments during play.

      FEATURES
      • Ergonomic handle for maximum comfort
      • Knurled knob for quick spinning
      • Torque handle for uniform tension
      • Rattle-free design grips a tension rod on your kit while playing
      • Drop forged construction: heavy-duty, long-lasting quality
      • GUARANTEED FOR LIFE

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      EvansTorque Drum Key
       
      4.6

      (based on 68 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (52)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (3)
      • Functional (3)
      • Good quality (3)
      • Improves sound (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Good to get started

        I've used this key many times, and just recently purchased one for myself. It is REALLY a nice tool to get you started tuning... basically speeding up the process. But please don't...Read complete review

        I've used this key many times, and just recently purchased one for myself. It is REALLY a nice tool to get you started tuning... basically speeding up the process. But please don't expect it to replace a good trained ear. The DrumDial gets you basically the same results with slightly better accuracy. Because this measures lug tension and not head tension, you'll have a little more work to do by ear once you've got the tensions even. But remember, just because the head and/or lug tension is even... does not mean the drum is "in tune". Each drum size, shell construction, and head construction makes its best tone and sound at different tensions. And the head and drum are NEVER perfectly uniform. So, get something like this to put you in the ballpark of being close to in-tune, then spent the time learning to tune by ear. Overall, excellent product, and much cheaper than the DrumDial which only gets you slightly closer to the end-game.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Meh...

        It's a good idea in theory, just implemented poorly. The dial that indicates the torque specification has no marker to point to any of the numbers on it, not that you can really...Read complete review

        It's a good idea in theory, just implemented poorly. The dial that indicates the torque specification has no marker to point to any of the numbers on it, not that you can really use the numbers anyway, as they're on a small dial that rotates completely at least five times... I think this could have been decent, had they put some thought into it. I'm going to give this to my 4 year old nephew to play with. He likes shiny things.

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        5.0

        Most useful drum key I have!

        By WD

        from Bowling Green KY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

          I didn't think this key would make much difference but after changing 14 drum heads in one afternoon I'm sold. Nothing replaces good tuning practice but I found that this key allows me to tune as well or better in half the time. Every drummer who is going beyond the beginner stage should try this. I believe you will be amazed.

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          1.0

          Torgue drum key, not worth your time

          By rusty

          from trenton NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • During First Use
          • Plastic Handle Broke
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Aviod Cheaply Made

          Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

          avoid, cheaply made, not worth the time or money

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          5.0

          It gets alot of use

          By thewinterof88

          from East coast

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Must Have

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

            I just used it to put a head on my Ludwig snare and the key got my snare in tune in no time. Snare sounds great now.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A Drummer's Best Friend

            By The Old Engineer

            from Fairview NC

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Makes Tuning Easy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • In the studio

              Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

              A well-tuned set of drums is a necessity in the studio, and the Evans Torque Key makes it easy. It's very well-constructed, with marked click-stops on the torque control dial, allowing accurate and repeatable tuning for any drummer with an ear.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Best tool for the price that there is!

              By Sotazara

              from Indy IN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy to use for anyone

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • All of the above

              Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

              Best tool for the price I've seen in 25 yrs of playing the drums!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Great Idea

              By Mike

              from Wesley, FL

              Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

              The idea is brilliant. You will get even torque all the way around the rim. Problem for me: tuning doesn't always require exact torque.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome key!

              By C B

              from over the hills and far away

              Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

              VERY useful, I've read a lot of reviews that say it doesn't work or that it doesn't tune all the way, but I've never had to do any fine tuning after using this and my DW's sound great! The only hard part is finding the right tension that makes the drum sing but once you have the setting make sure you write it down to remember it'll save a ton of time! Highly recommended!
              very easy to use
              VERY solid construction
              A little pricy for what it does, but still worth it

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good to get started

              By souldeadrums

              from Killington, VT

              Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

              I've used this key many times, and just recently purchased one for myself. It is REALLY a nice tool to get you started tuning... basically speeding up the process. But please don't expect it to replace a good trained ear. The DrumDial gets you basically the same results with slightly better accuracy. Because this measures lug tension and not head tension, you'll have a little more work to do by ear once you've got the tensions even. But remember, just because the head and/or lug tension is even... does not mean the drum is "in tune". Each drum size, shell construction, and head construction makes its best tone and sound at different tensions. And the head and drum are NEVER perfectly uniform. So, get something like this to put you in the ballpark of being close to in-tune, then spent the time learning to tune by ear. Overall, excellent product, and much cheaper than the DrumDial which only gets you slightly closer to the end-game.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Tuner

              By JustSomeDude

              from i love ,USA

              Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

              This tuner was great. I bought this not having a tuner at all and was just looking for a tuner with a little extra. This tuner makes tuning your set alot easier. When I tuned my drums together with this the first time they sounded like drums should sound. Overall this product is easy to figure out and use and just makes tuner simpler.

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ballpark

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

              What this does is get your drum in the ballpark of being tuned. If you really don't want to tune by ear but what perfectly tuned drums, and in a hurry, I have the perfect solution. The Drum Dial is accurate but slightly tedious. The Torque Key is fast and easy, but a bit inaccurate. Go around the set with the torque key and get all your lugs to the same tension. Then go around again with the DrumDial to fine tune what the Torque Key missed. Works every time, quick and easy.

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